Andrews' stalker gets 21/2 years
An Illinois insurance executive who secretly shot nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was sentenced yesterday to 2 1/2 years in prison before giving a tearful apology that was harshly rebuked by his victim.
Michael David Barrett, 48, pleaded guilty in December to interstate stalking after prosecutors accused him of following the reporter to at least three cities and shooting videos through hotel peepholes.
Ovechkin suspended two games
Two-time MVP Alex Ovechkin was suspended for the Washington Capitals' next two games because of a reckless hit. The forward knocked Chicago's Brian Campbell into the boards in the first period Sunday and received a game misconduct.
Beckham's Achilles' tendon was totally torn
David Beckham's left Achilles' tendon was totally torn, and the doctor who performed the surgery yesterday said the England midfielder is expected to be out of action for about six months.
Beckham's spokesman, Simon Oliveira, said the tendon was completely repaired, and he expected the 34-year-old midfielder to play again.
49ers trade QB Hill to Lions
Iowa fired coach Todd Lickliter, ending a brief and disappointing tenure that included three losing seasons in a row and a parade of players leaving the once-proud program . . . Charlotte fired coach Bobby Lutz after his 12th year was marred by a late-season collapse and a costly blunder in a first-round loss in the Atlantic 10 Tournament.